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Instagram – All about Verified Badge

  1. What is a verified badge?

A verified badge is a check that appears next to an Instagram account’s name in search and on the profile. It means Instagram has confirmed that an account is the authentic presence of the public figure, celebrity or global brand it represents.

 

  1. I have a verified badge on Facebook, why don’t I have one on Instagram?

Only some public figures, celebrities and brands have verified badges on Instagram. Not all Facebook Pages with verified badges have verified badges on their Instagram accounts. Currently, only Instagram accounts that have a high likelihood of being impersonated have verified badges.

If you don’t have a verified badge on Instagram, you can link to your Instagram profile from your official Facebook page to help let people know that you’re authentic.

 

  1. If my Facebook Page is verified, will my Instagram account also be verified?

No, even if your Instagram account is connected to a verified Facebook Page, it won’t automatically be verified.

 

  1. How does verification work?

Some accounts are verified by Instagram to let people know that they’re authentic. If an account is verified, a blue verified badge will appear next to their name in search and on their profile.

Accounts with verified badges are well-known public figures, celebrities and global brands on Instagram. These accounts have been given verified badges because they’re likely to be impersonated. We verify accounts to ensure people in the Instagram community can easily find the authentic people and brands they want to follow.

Learn more about what you can do if someone is impersonating you or someone you know on Instagram.

 

  1. How do I request a verified badge for my profile?

To request a verified badge, you must be a public figure, celebrity or brand and meet certain account and eligibility requirements.

To request a verified badge:

  • Make sure you’re logged in to the account you’re requesting a verified badge for.
  • Go to your profile and tap.
  • Tap Settings > Request Verification.
  • Enter your full name and provide the required form of identification (example: government issued photo ID).

Keep in mind that even if your account is eligible for verification, submitting a request doesn’t guarantee that your account will be verified. Learn what happens after you apply for verification.

 

  1. What happens after I apply for a verified badge?

Instagram will never request payment for verification or reach out to ask you to confirm your verification.

Once we review your request, you’ll receive a notification letting you know if your account has been verified or not. If your request is denied, you can submit a new request after 30 days.

Keep in mind that Instagram can remove verified badges at any time, and may take away your badge or disable your account if you:

  • Advertise, transfer or sell your verified badge.
  • Use your profile picture, bio or name section to promote other services.
  • Attempt to verify your account through a third party.

If your account doesn’t have a verified badge, there are other ways to let people know you’re authentic. For example, you can link to your Instagram account from your official website, Facebook Page, YouTube or Twitter account.

 

  1. How do I get my business verified?

Right now, only some public figures, celebrities and brands have verified badges. You can request a verification badge by using the following steps, however submitting a request does not guarantee that your account will be verified.

  • Go to your profile and tap
  • Tap Settings.
  • In the Account section, tap Request Verification.
  • After you’ve filled out the form, you can tap Send and your request will be reviewed.

If your account doesn’t have a verified badge, there are other ways to help let people know that you’re authentic. To demonstrate authenticity on your business profile, you can:

  • Complete a description in your Instagram profile bio to tell potential customers more about your business.
  • Use Stories to provide a behind the scenes look at your business.
  • Encourage customers to tag your business in their posts so people can see posts from customers using your product or service.

 

  1. What are the requirements to apply for a verified badge?

We look at a number of factors when evaluating Instagram accounts to determine if they’re in the public interest and meet our verification criteria.

In addition to following Instagram’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines, your account also needs to be:

  • Authentic: Your account must represent a real person, registered business or entity.
  • Unique: Your account must be the unique presence of the person or business it represents. Only one account per person or business may be verified, with exceptions for language-specific accounts. We don’t verify general interest accounts (example: @puppymemes).
  • Complete: Your account must be public and have a bio, profile photo and at least one post. Your profile can’t contain “add me” links to other social media services.
  • Notable: Your account must represent a well-known, highly searched for person, brand or entity. We review accounts that are featured in multiple news sources, and we don’t consider paid or promotional content as sources for review.

Keep in mind that if you provide false or misleading information during the verification process, we will remove your verified badge and may take additional action to delete your account.

 

Source: Instagram Official page (Nov 2018)

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